Cosmetic Dentistry: Improving More Than Just Your Smile

What comes to mind when you hear “cosmetic dentistry”? For most people, they think of a bright, beautiful smile. While you are not going to read here that they are wrong, it is important to understand that cosmetic dentistry offers many more benefits.


Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help patients improve their overall health. Certain procedures have been proven to significantly improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Improve Your Physical Health!


Stronger Teeth – Procedures such as dental implants, dental bonding, and porcelain crowns can be used to restore chipped, cracked, damaged, or missing teeth. The goal of Los Angeles and Studio City dentist Dr. Sam Lavi and his dental team at Sam A. Lavi, DDSis to develop a smile any patient can be proud of while saving as much of the natural tooth enamel as possible. After having a cosmetic dentistry procedure completed, patients often experience stronger and more properly aligned smile that tends to stay healthy, longer.


Jaw Realignment – Cosmetic procedures can prevent teeth from becoming misaligned over time as well as reducing joint pain from TMJ disorders.


Airway Realignment – These procedures help your body breath at night aligning the airway and oral soft tissues. They can end sleep apnea, reduce snoring, and improve the overall quality of your (and your partner’s) sleep.


Increase Your Self-esteem!

Did you know that research has proven a correlation between self-esteem and physical health?  Cosmetic dentistry improves your smile which in turn improves your self-confidence and self-esteem, giving you a greater self-image.


Smiling More!

With your great new-found smile and your greater self-image, you will naturally smile more. Smiling more makes you more attractive to others in all aspects of your life, from business to love. Research has also indicated that people who tend to smile more often live longer and lead a higher quality of life.


What are some cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Teeth Whitening – For the cost and amount of work involved, teeth whitening is an excellent option to get a brighter smile without a major investment. Options include over the counter strips, customized dental trays, in-office bleaching, and more. Talk to Dr. Sam Lavi at his Studio City and Los Angeles dental offciesfor more information on what would work best for your smile.

Dental Implants – If you are missing teeth, there’s a good chance you feel uncomfortable while smiling. That could lead to self-esteem issues and worse – physical ailments. Luckily, there’s a natural way to replace missing teeth: dental implants. Dental implants can work for one tooth or several. The best part is they should last a lifetime!

Dental Bonding – This quick, one-visit procedure involves using tooth-colored materials that bond to the teeth and can shape, lengthen, or color your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are a thin layer of material placed over a tooth that look extremely natural and resist stains. Even though they are more expensive option, their ability to flawlessly change the shape, color, and length of your tooth for a lifetime makes them an attractive investment.

And more! – There are many more procedures available that depend on your exact needs. Make an appointment with Dr. Sam Lavi and his Studio City and Los Angeles dental teams by dialing 818-980-8472 or 213-623-2212 or visiting to go over your best options. There, Dr. Sam Lavi will demonstrate how your smile and your well-being can benefit.


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